Conducting Effective Hazard and Risk Assessments for Machine Applications
Recording Date: April 2017
Machine Safety Webinar Series (Part 1)
This webinar will review hazard analysis, risk assessment, and safety requirements specification activities. We will look at the guidance in both IEC 62061 and ISO 13849, as well as industry practice to gain a broad understanding of techniques that are currently in use. Qualitative, semi-quantitative, and quantitative techniques for evaluating risk will be explained and demonstrated through examples. The information needed for an effective safety requirements specification will also be reviewed and documented.
About the Presenter:
Chris O'Brien, CFSE
Chris O’Brien is a Partner with exida. He has over 30 years of experience in the design,manufacturing, and marketing of process automation, reserve power systems, and safety related equipment. His main focus includes supporting new and existingcustomers with their implementation of the IEC 61508 and IEC 61511 functional safetystandards, as well as reliability analysis for mechanical devices.
Mr. O’Brien is the author of “Final Elements and the IEC 61508 and IEC 61511 Functional Safety Standards” and has been awarded 5 patents, including a patent for the industry’s first safety rated pressure transmitter.